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The First 1,000 Days: A Crucial Time for Mothers and Children–and the World

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July 14, 2016 | 12:15 PM EDT
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The story of 1,000 days–the vital period from the beginning of a woman's pregnancy to her child's...

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Image by Roger Thurow. Uganda, 2013.

Author and Pulitzer Center grantee Roger Thurow speaks at the World Bank in Washington, DC, on Thursday, July 14, 2016, about his latest book, The First 1,000 Days: A Crucial Time for Mothers and Children—and the World, which explores the science, economics, and politics of malnutrition. The event, which will be live streamed, also features Keith E. Hansen, Vice President for Human Development at the World Bank Group

The First 1,000 Days, published in May 2016, follows four mothers and their babies in India, Uganda, Guatemala and Chicago as they attempt to provide proper nutrition to ensure their children can survive and thrive. Thurow's reporting was supported in part by the Pulitzer Center.

Thurow is a senior fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and columnist of the Council's "Global Food for Thought" blog. He was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal for 30 years, 20 of them as a foreign correspondent based in Europe and Africa. Thurow and Journal colleague Scott Kilman were finalists for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting for their 2003 series on famine in Africa. Their reporting on humanitarian and development issues also was honored by the United Nations. Thurow and Kilman are authors of the book, ENOUGH: Why the World's Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty.

If you cannot attend, remember to join the online conversation via live stream or by following on Twitter with #1000Days

The First 1,000 Days: A Crucial Time for Mothers and Children—and the World
Thursday, July 14, 2016
12:15-1:30 pm (16:15-17:30 GMT)
World Bank
701 18th Street NW
Washington, DC


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